Over one third of Hornsby Shire residents live close to bushland reserves and National Parks. There are many actions that can be undertaken at the personal level to contribute to bush fire preparation and management. Make sure you have a Bush Fire Survival Plan and know what to do in the event of a bush fire near you.
NSW Rural Fire Service
The NSW Rural Fire Service provide fire and emergency services including hazard reduction burns and bush fire survival management plans.
Fires Near Me: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
Phone: 1800 679 737
Neighbourhood Safer Places: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places
Hornsby Rural Fire Service Control Centre
Address: 1049 Pacific Highway, Cowan
Phone: (02) 9883 2000 during business hours
Fire and Rescue
Fire & Rescue NSW provides urban fire and rescue services in NSW.
State Emergency Services
Address: 33 Sefton Road, Thornleigh. NSW
Phone: 132 500
How to plan and prepare for floods
If there is an evacuation warning in place, be prepared to leave.
There are a few things you can do to protect your family and property if a flood warning has been issued for your area:
- Prepare an emergency kit with important documents, medications and items you might need if you lose power or need to leave your home in a hurry
- Get your property and family prepared. Have an emergency plan in place
- Find the safest route to travel if you need to evacuate and check for any road closures
- Find out where any evacuation centres are set up in your area
- Keep listening to your local ABC radio station for information, updates and advice
- Contact neighbours, friends and family when flooding is imminent and help move animals and vulnerable people (such as children, elderly or mobility-impaired) to higher ground
- Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater
- For emergency help in floods and storms call the NSW SES on 132 500. In life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
Disaster relief and recovery
Residents and businesses in LGAs declared as disaster areas may be eligible for Disaster relief assistance and support from the NSW Government.
Service NSW can help you access services such as financial assistance for immediate needs, mental health support and more.
Service NSW customer care specialists are available to help flood-affected customers with services and support. Please call them on 13 77 88 for information on assistance available.
You can also use the Disaster Assistance Finder, it’s a simple online tool that will give you a personalised list of flood recovery support services.
- Please only report fallen trees on private property to NSW SES on 132 500 if they pose a threat to your property or person(s).
- All other fallen trees on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner to arrange removal.
- To report trees that have fallen across power lines, please call Ausgrid on 13 13 88.
- Please report all other fallen trees to Council through our website - Report an Issue, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 9847 6666.
The following is a list of roads under Transport for NSW jurisdiction. Potholes and other issues found on these roads can be reported directly to them on 131 700.
- Beecroft Road
- Bridge Road (from George Street to Peats Ferry Road)
- Castle Hill Road
- Galston Road
- George St, Hornsby
- Jersey Street North (Hornsby/Asquith)
- Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road and the section of Belmont Parade from the M1 to the Pacific Highway
- Mid Dural
- New Line Road from Boundary Road to Round Corner Dural
- Old Northern Road
- Pacific Highway (full length)
- Peats Ferry Road fire station to Galston Road
- Pennant Hills Road
Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency services to send voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones within a defined area about likely or actual emergencies.
Visit www.emergencyalert.gov.au for more information.
Hazards Near Me App
Hazards Near Me shows current information about local emergencies, including flood, bush fire and tsunamis, and advice on what to do to stay safe. The app can send you push notifications when there are new incidents or when information changes.
Bureau of Meteorology
Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for weather information and warnings prior to engaging in outdoor activities such as bushwalking, swimming and boating.
Visit www.bom.gov.au for more information.
NSW Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) leads, coordinates and develops capability in the emergency management sector and conducts state-wide welfare and recovery operations when disaster strikes.
Visit www.emergency.nsw.gov.au for more information.